----- Damian Lillard hits the go-ahead three-pointer with 5.1 seconds on the clock in overtime as the Trail Blazers defeat the Golden State Warriors 110-109 Thursday night at Oracle Arena.
The streak is over! For the first time since 2013, the Trail Blazers won a game at Oracle Arena with a thrilling 110-109 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
It was a wild night for both teams with a crazy finish. the Blazers led by 10-points at 96-86 with 3:13 remaining, but the Warriors closed the game on a 16-6 run with Kevin Durant connecting on a game-tying three-pointer with 20.1 seconds remaining. The Blazers were unable to get a quality shot off in the final moments and the game would go to overtime.
With the Warriors leading 109-107 with 14.3 seconds to play and possession of the ball, Maurice Harkless forced a turnover on a side-inbound play from Steph Curry setting the go-ahead three-pointer by Damian Lillard at 110-109 with 5.1 seconds to play.
Kevin Durant's 13-foot jumper at the buzzer came up short for the Warriors preserving the win for the Blazers.
Portland (20-15) did a great job of taking advantage of their size advantage in the paint. Portland fed Jusuf Nurkic early and often and he delivered. Nurkic finished with a season-high 27 points adding 12 rebounds and four assists. CJ McCollum added 24 points and Lillard finished with 21.
Tonight's win snapped a 16-game losing streak for the Blazers at Oracle Arena.
Up Next- The Trail Blazers will travel back to meet the Warriors Saturday night at Moda Center. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.
Chad's Take- The Blazers shot 36.2% from the field and won a game at Oracle Arena. Incredible!